seeking transactions...with no plan whatsoever.
Without a plan, your team goes through the motions (advertising, events, PR, digital) based on random budgets without a strategy or formal procedures able to measure performance. It kills businesses because they're never sure when they're wasting valuable resources. Worse yet, they're too busy to identify successful campaigns, making marketing teams unable to double-down on high-performing campaigns or even justify their department's existence.
This isn't a marketing problem, this is a leadership issue. The good news is, you're still reading.
making human connections.
Your customers are human beings. Nearly all decisions made by humans, including purchasing, are based on emotions (not logic). Brands that connect with their target market(s) on a human-level can often earn customers for life. That said, your brand needs to be dripping with humanity before you'll be able to build a loyal customer base to sustain and grow the business. Here are a few questions to ask yourself for a quick audit:
Do potential customers see the history, place, or people behind the product on your packaging or communications?
What's your brand's mission? In other words, why do you exist beyond making and attempting to sell your service or widget? Your mission, as simple as it may be, will help you differentiate your brand and find your target market.
Does your team have a scalable (and actionable) marketing plan to follow, aligned with other teams' goals? It should be designed to build the brand, increase marketshare, and grow profits. If not, your business is based on hope.
Gigantic Ventures Specializes In:
Conducting Marketing Audits
Helping Your Brand Find and Develop its Special Sauce
Creating Scalable Marketing Plans
Recruiting Marketers, Sales Professionals, and Creative Talent
Systematically Increasing Sales